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Q: Portfolio analyzer says I need more industrials. I already have a 3-4% position in CNR. What other names in industrial would you suggest and their price points for entry please? can be both US and CA.
Read Answer Asked by Anh on June 27, 2024
Q: In your answer to Judith today, you identified four outstanding Canadian stocks that may develop, over time, to be as good as LMN. Could you identify 4-5 US stocks that have similar characteristics?
Read Answer Asked by Greg on April 25, 2024
Q: In watching BNN the other night, in talking about Constellation Software, Brian Madden mentioned that his fund has recently bought into what they view as a US based equivalent company. Unfortunately, much to my disappointment, he didn't mention who the company was. This did get me to wondering what (if any), US based companies you would recommend that are Constellation Software like and would he have perhaps have been referring to LMN?
Thank you again for the fabulous service!
Read Answer Asked by Mike on April 15, 2024
Q: Aerospace service, repairs, parts and maintenance for existing airline fleets is a likely growth area for many years as the ability of airplane manufacturers to satisfy market needs is hampered. Can you offer 3 or 4 of the larger companies in this area likely to benefit from this growth, provide some direction as to current valuation, level of debt, insider ownership, share buyback activity and provide a single recommendation that is your pick for best of breed in this area. Finally would you buy that pick at the current share price for a 3 year hold. Love the question and looking forward to your answer!!! Thank you.
Read Answer Asked by Ken on April 02, 2024
Q: Which US industrials represent the best combo of dividends and growth potential? Thanks
Read Answer Asked by alex on March 28, 2024
Q: what would you you recommend as 5 top shorts?
Read Answer Asked by Gary on March 20, 2024
Q: Hi 5i,

Looking for exposure to defense industry. MAL:CA has been a consideration. Would appreciate you thoughts on the stock moving forward and what other stocks you would consider for a long term 5+ year hold.

Thank you in advance.

Greg C.
Read Answer Asked by GREGORY on February 26, 2024
Q: Hi Peter and 5iresearch team:
In your answer to Gerry's question on Feb 16, you mentioned that CSU and ATB have been the best Canadian compounders over the last ten years. You added DOL, BYD, TFII, BN, CLL.B, TRI based on historical performance and you are expecting LMN.V, TVK, HPS.A, TOI, GSY to be potential Canadian compounders in the future.

1. Would YOU still invest in CSU, ATB, DOL, BYD, TFII, BN, CLL.B, TRI with the same conviction and weighting?
2. Could you please provide a similar answer but for the US market? Please provide 10 or so best US compounders based on historical performance that YOU think investors should keep investing in and 5 or so US companies that YOU would buy as potential US compounders in the future.

Thank you for the great service.
Read Answer Asked by Ahmed on February 21, 2024
Q: I hold ROP HEI WSP ATS TFII AXON VRT in the industrial sector. 5i has also recommended TT TDG RTX and URI. I would like to sort out which could be sold [in whole or in part] and which could be added to. For a long-term hold, which could go and which would you advise to be the core for this sector.
Read Answer Asked by sam on February 02, 2024
Q: TDG HEI -HWM I would appreciate guidance on investing in part suppliers to thr major defense contractors, with your preference to invest in this market and target entry prices. If I missed any of interest or you would orefer in the defense sector, please advise.
Read Answer Asked by sam on January 23, 2024
Q: Would these be good candidates for a TFSA ?
Read Answer Asked by Robert on January 05, 2024
Q: I have funds to put towards an aggressive attempt at obtaining an average 20% annual return over the next 3-5 years (own CSU, NVDA, GOOG, BN and few others with such potential). Not looking for a detailed analyses or commentary, but do any of these choices seem to be unlikely candidates for the desired outcome - ADBE, INTU, WIRE/ATK combo, HEI/TDG combo, ZTS, BX, LVMUY?
Read Answer Asked by John on October 10, 2023
Q: Looking for stocks based on the same business model as CSU AME and TDG - collection of entrepreneurial businesses in same sector growing organically and by acquisition, leaving managers and ulture intact [provide corporate support] with siognificant market share and pricing power. I think that describes these 3 companies. Please identify others and rank all with initial buy prices.
Read Answer Asked by sam on August 29, 2023
Q: Hello,

Not too long ago I asked your opinion of Heico - thank you for your response.

As a follow-up, could you please compare Heico to Transdigm? Which has the better past returns, future growth potential, balance sheet health, valuation? Which would be your preference if only buying one? What entry points would you consider reasonable?

Thank you for your insights,

Read Answer Asked by Doris on August 22, 2023
Q: What 10 businesses either in Canada and/or the US do you think exhibit these traits other than Constellation Software?

Strong capital allocators and quality asset managers
Strong insider ownership
Exceptional business models
Compound capital over a long period of time
Consistent earnings Growth

Read Answer Asked by Keith on May 13, 2023
Q: Aerospace & Defense sector - looking for 2 or 3 names - contractors or suppliers to sector for long-term growth, preferably by acquisitions - along the lines of CSU in IT. I have followed TDG for some time and price just keeps on rising - cannot seem to find fair buy price. Please advise target buy prices. Names suggested are on my watchlist - please add your favs and ranking.
Read Answer Asked by sam on March 09, 2023
Q: Apart from small positions in LMT and NOC, I would like to build my defense position. I am a GARP investor, not focused on yield in this sector. I note your concern about LHX at 15x EBITDA. Overall, how would you rate these stocks or others in the sector that you like for 3-5 year hold and advise buy prices. Would you consider AXON in this sub-sector or industrial good more generally.
Read Answer Asked by sam on February 22, 2023